World leaders from over 100 countries have promised to end and reverse deforestation by 2030 in a landmark agreement. The deal is officially set to be announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.
Leaders of more than 100 countries, including Brazil, China and the U.S., vowed at COP26 to end deforestation by 2030. The move seeks to preserve critical forests that can absorb carbon dioxide and slow the rise in global warming.
“We can’t deal with the devastating loss of habitats and species without tackling climate change” Prime Minister Boris Johnson says forests are key to keeping 1.5C goal in sight as more than 100 countries commit to ending deforestation by 2030.
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peter michaelson Deforestation is a much bigger catastrophe than climate change, also plastic in the ocean is the biggest catastrophe, I’m afraid our so called leaders have got it back to front..
Zac Goldsmith This is a turning point for the world’s forests. Each part reinforces the other. Now all of us must keep countries, banks, businesses to their promises. An important moment for our planet.